The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1965 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 16, 1965
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WASHINGTON MERRY- Go. ROUND It Dili W WASfflNGTON—Personal rivalries and social faux pas sometimes influence the course of nations. When President Johnson invited Sen. Dick Russell of Georgia to spend three days at the LBJ Ranch right after the election, few people realized, especially Johnson, how many headaches this would cause him. But as a skilled politician he should have realized it. Russell had just walked out on the Georgia campaign, had not made a speech for Johnson, had gone to Europe on an inspection of military bases even though those had been inspected five times during 1964. Yet he was invited to the LBJ Ranch to confer on Vietnam. " _Me.anwhile a the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm- tlttee, William Fulbright of Ark- 'ansas, had campaigned all over his state for Johnson and helped to carry Arkansas for him. Georgia, in the absence of Russell, went Republican. Other Senate experts on Vietnam such as Sen. Frank Church of Idaho were busy campaigning in their states and carried them for Johnson. None of these loyalists were invited to the LBJ Ranch. Russell, a deserter, was. The other day in Washington Sen. Fulbright, who for fifteen years has carried the ball on the foreign aid program^ this time walked out. It was his turn to desert. Johnson called him on the phone, urged him to cooperate. Fulbright refused. Flying to London to the Churchill funeral, Fulbright remarked to friends that Johnson's failure to appoint Vice President Humphrey as a representative at the funeral was "pureperson- al jealousy." * * * -BOBBY BAKER AFTERMATH- It hasn't made the headlines of the original Bobby Baker charges, but recent developments inside the Senate Rules Committee have shown Don Reynolds to be a rather dubious star witness. In the first place, he refused . to be interviewed by the FBI, later by Internal Revenue, refused to show his full records to Internal Revenue. Senate investigators, after analyzing Reynolds' bank accounts, found that during the period when he was supposed to have paid $25,000 to Bobby Baker as a political kickback, Reynolds had made cash withdrawals of only $10,500 which could not be accounted for. The $25,000, according to Reynolds' testimony, was supposed to have been paid him by Matt McCloskey, the Philadelphia contractor and former treasurer of the Kennedy election compaign, in order to be passed on to Bobby Baker as a political contribution. Circumstantial evidence now turned up by Senate investigators indicates that Reynolds did not pass the $25,000 on to Baker. * * * —NUCLEAR WAR IN ASIA— Most alarming recent development in the Far East was last week's word that Indonesia was working on an atomic bomb. The Chinese have the secret of the A-bomb and are reported to be peddling it around amomg their allies along with propaganda in favor of an Asiatic United Nations. If North Korea, Indonesia, and other Chinese satellites do obtain atomic weapons—with Peking's help—it means an almost certain show-down between the West and the Far East. This, plus Moscow's worry about the Vietnamese crisis is believed to be the real reason why Premier Kosygin suddenly decided to go to North Vietnam. There is nothing the Kremlin wants less thanhostilites between Red China and the United States which would force them to choose between the two; also might escalate into a major conflict. The type of experts which Kos- ygin took with him to North Vietnam, indicates that the Russians might place SAM guns in North Vietnam, as in Cuba, to protect against U.S. bombing attacks. This could not be construed as offensive, might deter American raids, in the eyes of the Russians. Actually, Johnson has no present intention of using nuclear weapons over North Vietnam. Some observers believe, furthermore, that if there were stability in Vietnam with a Russian guarantee of neutrality, the Johnson administration would be glad to exit. The administration, however, does not trust the Chinese and the President means it when he says that the United States will not retreat under the present circumstances. * * * — FARM POLITICS AND ECONOMY-There has been friction for some time inside the Cabinet between the Budget Bureau and the President's Council of Economic Advisers on one hand and the Agriculture Department on the other. It began when Kermit Gordon, Director of the Budget, sent the President a letter showing that a supplemental appropriation of $1,720,000,000 would be necessary to pay for farm commodity loans because farmers had thrown their crops on the government's hands following speculation that the Johnson administration might lower price supports. Following this, Gordon made his now celebrated speech pointing out that one million farmers could raise enough food to feed all the American people. The remaining two and a half million farmers should be trained for other jobs, he indicated. A storm of mail and criticism has been flowing into the White House and the Agriculture Department ever since. It caused the President to ask the Vice President, who not only represented the Farmer Labor Party in Congress but is a close friend of Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, to iron out the dispute. The argument continued right up until LBJ sent his farm message to Congress. Approximately 12 hours before the message went up it still contained Budget Director Gordon'sphilosophy, spelled out in cold type, that one million farmers could produce enough food for the American people; that two and a half million farmers would have to go. Vice President Humphrey finally persuaded the White House to eliminate this language. He did so by adroit pressure'on the White House by various farm leaders, not by arguing with the President himself. Basically and privately, Humphrey agrees with Gordon and in the long run, so does Secretary Freeman. But they argue that it's wiser to protect the family farm, even if it does cost something in farm subsidies, rattier than glut the city with untrained, unemployed farm labor. ~-HHH HELPED REVISE— If there was any belief that the President and Vice President were estranged, as reported because Hubert was not asked to go to the Churchill funeral, it was dispelled when insiders saw how Johnson rewrote his farm message at the Vice President's urging. Hubert had strong help from his former Minnesota baby-sitter, Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman; also from two farm leaders. Together they managed to alter the first draft of the farm message to Congress, so in the end it came out as one of the best in recent history. What aroused thfem .were 'several paragraphs obviously written by Director of the Budget Kermit Gordon which indicated that one million big farmers could feed America and that smaller farms eventually would have to go- When this controversial part of the farm message reached LBJ'S desk, it was bracketed with this scribbled notation from Bill Moyers: "Mr. President: Considerable debate whether to leave this section in—many feel it exacerbates the resentment of the 21/2 million farmers who produce less. HHH prefers omitting this section. Says political reaction will be BOOST THE INCOME POTENTIAL ON YOUR FARM a Hif-Line Midwest Layer Unit! It makes family labor pay big dividends ^MBn8&MMKMMUMHIUItt4ftlMBHHMMIMMMHiHM^HMMI ^^^HH§BHHHMi*3M«*MMMw8Nl8MQIMBiM|HMlllllHH Find out more about boosting your income potential CALL OR SEE ELMER A. MAAHS Whittemore Hatchery Phont 4161 -Whinemore, la. Hy-LUw. CHICKS bad. Budget favors leaving in for administrations! purposes." Moyers left blanks in which the President could vote:"Leave in" or "to be out." The President eventually checked the latter blank. * * * —AID-TO-EDUCATION— President Johnson, an ex-school teacher with a sincere desire to bolster American education, has gradually aroused a hornets' nest with his new aid-to-education bill. Religious leaders were slowto start buzzing; but, now that they have carefully studied the bill, segments of all three religious groups—Protestants, Catholics and Jews—are beginning to emit an angry roar. Their ire is not against the President personally, but against whoever helped him put together such an unwieldy, poorly defined program. Inside fact is that the President directed that Catholic leaders be consulted in advance. This was because Cardinal Spellman, a leader of conservative Catholics, had blocked the Kennedy education bill through Rep. Jim Delany, D-N.Y., in the Rules Committee. Accordingly, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Anthony Celebrezze, himself a Catholic, did consult Catholic leaders. He also consulted leaders of the National fvluriitkm Association, largely Protestant. Despite this, the National Catholic Welfare Conference has sent its representatives up to Capitol Hill to work against the bill because it does not go far enough in aiding Catholic schools directly. The bill provides for indirect aid though shared time and individual aid to poorer Catholic students. Simultaneously the American Jewish Congress has warned that the Johnson bill "raises serious questions regarding separation of church and state." Simultaneously the Civil Liberties Union has declared that the Johnson bill, as written, Is so "fii77.y" th;i f it could "auth- ori/e the. 1 must dunporous snt/- vorcion of Mm Constitutional principle of churrh-state separation since James Madison's famous Remonstrance set the direction of American religious liberty in 1786. "Unless clarification is achieved," said the Civil Liberties Union, we may find we have spawned a precedent-setting movement of religious institutions into control of public programs and unprecedented control of church-related activities by the infusion of federal funds." Most significant, however, is the fact that many liberal Catholics oppose the bill on two Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1965 grounds: First, they believe Johnson is upsetting the Ecumenical spirit of better cooperation between Catholics, Protestants, and Jews by creating local arguments and problems over shared time and textbooks. They foresee hitter rows between parochial and public schools over the decision of which parochial school students shall get free textbooks and which public school children shall get them. This is likely to lead to all sorts of local arguments between schools and churches in towns and cities. Mo!n/»v-5 Alaska has one resident for each 2.25 square mile. GAINED or LOST WEIGHT ? THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COMPLETE ALTERATION SERVICE. MODERN DRY CLEANERS and TAILORS Phone 295-5277 - • - Algeria Seven Homes in $ 9,000 to $ 17,000 Price Range Awaiting Your Inspection AII listed with the Seeley Realty Co. of Algona All of these nine Algona homes have been listed with the Seeley Realty Co. and are awaiting your inspection. They are priced as low as $9,000 up to $17,000. Down payments from $1500 to 53000 — Monthly payment from $63 to $109. Mor» hom«s being listed all the time — see the salesmen listed below for full details. V •<" it at vil'. it ..j.. BB ;i. wcaaar 216 W. Kennedy A very attractive ranch type home — large, bright and cheerful living room with fireplace. Two exceptionally large bedrooms, one carpeted. Nice kitchen with dining space, double garage, extra lot. Fine view of river. 415 E. Oak A well built modern home with garage in Algona. Three large bedrooms, 2 doivn, carpeted, (13x24. 12x14) and one up. Tiled bath on first floor. Full partitioned basement, glaze tile walls with plenty of space for additional bedrooms or recreation room. Has stool and shower. Nicely landscaped and fenced. 419 N. Jones A comfortable home with solid construction. Three nice bedrooms, living room and kitchen. Large dining room. Oak floors ;md trim throughout. Hot water heat. Separate garage. 502 N. Roan A new spacious 3 bedroom home. All rooms on one floor. Large kitchen, dining room, living room (13x25), carpeting in living room and hallway to bedrooms Tiled baih with shower. Sliding door closets in bedrooms. Gas heat plus installed gas range. Thermopane windows. Oak floors, oak trim, oak cupboards. Attached garage. Priced considerably under replacement cost. East McGregor 4 plex apartment, two up and two down .Ail rented. Gross rental $230 per month. A good investment bringing above JO per cent return. 920 S. Harriet Near new home with family room — all one floor Handy kitchen, cheerful living room. Two bedrooms, attached garage, utility room. No basement. An attractive modern home. 320 N. Ridgley Overlooks the Des Moines River. Two good lots — garage Fairly large kitchen with dining space. Lots of cupboard space. Fair sized livina room. Two bedrooms and bath down, one large bedroom up. Basement his mahogany paneled recreation room. Low monthly payment will pay for this home and you can throw away your rent receipts. 709 N. Woodworth A fairly ncu home. Two bedrooms ami bath ciov.n. Two bedrooms up. Combination kitchen and dininj; room. (las heat. 721 Park An older 4 bedroom home. Compact kitchen, dining room, living room, one bedroom and -/z bath down Three bedrooms and bath up. Full basement. Oil heat. Garage. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE ALGONA HOMES — CALL OR SEE PAUL M. SEELEY, Realtor MARK A. SEELEY Office Phone 5-2350 — Res. 5-3174 ARNIE RICKLEFS - JIM GEELAN 5-5529 LEO M. 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